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NC educators seethe at lawmakers’ plan to arm, deputize teachers
Friday, March 15, 2019
Two new bills filed by state lawmakers take the heated debate over gun rights and safety to one of its most controversial battlegrounds: the classroom. House Bill 216 – The School Self-Defense Act – would make it legal for teachers and staff members to carry concealed handguns on school grounds “to respond to acts of violence or imminent
Advocates bring growing needs of older NC residents to NCGA
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
The 65-plus population in North Carolina will keep growing like daffodils after a wet spring, no matter what the General Assembly chooses to do. That’s the message about ongoing demographic shifts that advocates for older people took to the legislature as work on the biennial budget begins in earnest. By 2037, North Carolinians over 65 will outnumber
Duncan honored for work as Fourth Circuit Court judge
Thursday, March 7, 2019
DURHAM – Judge Allyson Duncan, who recently announced her plans to retire from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, was honored by the Durham City Council on Monday. The council issued a proclamation for Duncan’s achievements at the local, state, national and international levels. Introducing Duncan, Eddie Davis, public historian
Women honored for achievements in medicine, education, business, service
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
DURHAM – If I can fly, any little black girl can fly, Jaki Shelton Green said during Aura Galleria’s third annual Our Minds, Our Voices women’s awards luncheon Saturday. The event, held in observance of National Women’s History Month, honored women for their achievements in medicine, mental health, education, business, technology,
Cooper pitches school bonds, Medicaid, storm aid
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
RALEIGH — Speaking to a legislature and electorate now more favorable to his party, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday pressed lawmakers to better fund public education, expand Medicaid and help rural North Carolina through more broadband access and Hurricane Florence aid. During his second biennial State of the State address, Cooper made a soft
Durham city workers decry racism and favoritism on the job
Friday, February 22, 2019
DURHAM – Durham city workers came out en masse Thursday to complain about racism, favoritism, discriminatory hiring and promotional practices, low pay, and being understaffed and overworked. Employees with the city’s Public Works, Water and Sewer, Solid Waste, and Parks and Recreation departments said they fear for the safety and welfare of
Exhibit honors Raleigh black promoter
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
RALEIGH – In the early 1940s, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium was one of the biggest concert venues in the area, but it was still segregated – as was the rest of the country. Not only did blacks and whites sit separately during shows, but they often separated in their musical tastes entirely. A lot of performers didn’t cross color lines. Joe
NCCU chancellor highlights growth, accomplishments
Friday, November 2, 2018
DURHAM – The Eagles are soaring at N.C. Central University. That was the message Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye shared at a coffee and chat between members of the media, the community and the chancellor on Nov. 1. “It’s an exciting period for us,” Akinleye told the group gathered over coffee and a light breakfast in the
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NC educators seethe at lawmakers’ plan to arm, deputize teachers

Two new bills filed by state lawmakers take the heated debate over gun rights and safety to one